Berry Closing In On Decision

Dave Wannstedt and the University of Pittsburgh have put together quite an impressive recruiting class to date by nearly dominating the in-state pool. There is however, work to be done, as the coaching staff eyes a potential star in the defensive backfield in homegrown talent, Aaron Berry.

After garnering over 40 scholarships through the entire recruiting process, Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt cornerback Aaron Berry has all but officially narrowed his choices to three.

"Minnesota, Michigan State and Pittsburgh, "Berry said. "I've already visited Minnesota, back a whlie ago, and I've got two other visits to take. I got Pittsburgh on the 6th (of January) and I'm set to go to Michigan State, the following week (Jan. 13th)."

The 5-foot-11, 180 pound cornerback helped lead Bishop McDevitt High School to a 13-1 record as a senior. He is currently ranked 40th of the graduating cornerbacks in the class of 2006 and is a three-star in the database.

"I might take another visit," Berry said, "but I'm not sure yet. Right now, I'm just looking at those three schools. If after I take my visits, I want to take another one, I will look into setting another one up."

Berry had previously indicated a desire to take an official visit to Wisconsin.

The first team all-state selection by the Associated Press, Berry managed to out-do himself after a stellar junior campaign, by recording close to 1,100 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns. He ran back 3 interceptions for touchdowns on defense, as well, finishing with 8 picks on the year.

With signing day nearing, Berry hopes to make a decision on his college destination towards the end of January. "I'm gonna decide close to signing day or maybe on signing day," Berry said of the February 1st deadline. "I'm looking forward right now to seeing what Michigan State and Pittsburgh have to offer."

Wherever Berry chooses, the talented athlete is expected to make an early impact. The two-way star has continually expressed a desire to find the right situation for him, not only academically, but athletically, as well.

"I'll be looking at the depth charts," Berry stated. "I'd like to go in and play early. I feel like I have the potential to get an early start. I wanna find a school that can also provide me a chance to graduate. Academics has to be really high up there. And I need a coaching staff that can get me to the next level."

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